Saturday, September 25, 2021

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Jesus and the Little Child (Jésus et le petit enfant) (1886-1896)
by James Tissot (French, 1836-1902)
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
September 26, 2021 - 10:30 a.m.
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time



Dear Members and Friends of Old South Haven Church,

Please join us this coming Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 10:30 AM,  for a Zoom and In-Person Church Service.  The Bulletin and Prayer Joys and Concerns are attached.

The details for joining the Zoom service are below.

I am looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Linda
Hello to OSHC family and friends
 We're going to try a Fall book read:   Holy Envy:  Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor.  She is an Episcopal priest turned religion professor at a small Southern college.   This is a memoir of her teaching years. "...Taylor brought her students to  mosques, synagogues, and Buddhist and Hindu temples.  [She] writes about how teaching the different religions changed her students' understanding of faith - as well as her own...." *     We have read a couple of other books by her in the last 5 or so years.  An Altar in the World was a popular one.  I'm on page 35 of this one and find her style warm and  engaging and easy to read.  I hope you will too.
 Thank you to Claudia for the recommendation.
 The book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble but Jeanne found it on  Daedalus - a discounted website-  for $8!  That's half price.   We ordered six and five have "sold" - if you would like one please let me know (darcycorralstevens@gmail.com or 631-398-0875) in the next day or two.  I will put in another order as needed.  The plan is to meet on Sundays after church and a short coffee hour - outside or well spaced in the sanctuary - and to discuss a few chapters each week.  For those who cannot attend in person, we will try to use the enhanced hot spot and see if we can get a separate zoom or phone call to transmit.  We'll start on October 3 to give everyone time to get the book and to get started on it.  
 Please join us!
 Darcy
PS. This book is available at Amazon Kindle (John)


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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
September 19, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of Old South Haven Church,

I again invite you to join us this coming Sunday, September 19th, at 10:30 AM, for live and Zoom church,  The link for joining the Zoom service is below.  The Bulletin and Prayer   Concerns are attached.

See you on Sunday!

Linda



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Saturday, September 11, 2021

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Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
September 11, 2021


Dear Members and Friends of Old South Haven Church,

Please join us this coming Sunday, September 12th, at 10:30 AM for live and virtual church service.  The Bulletin and Prayer Joys and Concerns are attached.
The details to join by Zoom are below.  Please see the attached letter from Pastor Glorya. Pastor Gloyra's sermon: "Faith and Works Belong Together" (James 2:1-10, 14-17)

Peace and Love,

Linda

September 7, 2021
Dear Friends,
Well here we are…..it's September! We've been together for one year. Happy Anniversary!
As I write this, we're still in uncertain times here on the island and in our country. Hurricane Henri fortunately decided to take another route. But Ida did pay our sisters and brothers in New Jersey and New York City a visit that will be remembered. Then there's the Delta variant of Covid-19 which is making its rounds and the possibility of the Mu variant. However, we began gathering together on July 4th and little by little we're trying to look ahead and think about a new program year. A year when we can see each other face-to-face more frequently. Thankfully we've taken a good look at the vaccine and said yes and pushed up our sleeves.
So, it's time to think about welcome. Because I began my ministry with you during the virus there are "faces" I'm not familiar with even though you may have been a part of zoom. I am so grateful to Linda, Richard and John who honored my wish to continue making the zoom available in case you're not able to be in church on a given Sunday. However, we do hope to see you back in your favorite pew soon. Please know that you're welcome here anytime.
Our friends at the United Church of Christ have begun saying: "No matter who you are or where you are coming from, you are welcome here." You see they are honoring the message from James, "Someone might claim, 'You have faith and I have action.' But how can I see your faith apart from your actions? Instead, I'll show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action." (2:19) They were striving to say that people of all different colors, cultures, and creeds are welcome in our church. Jesus calls us to not only welcome all people, but to welcome them extravagantly.
Having said the above it makes me so proud to have seen, in our short time together, just how welcoming you are. You've opened your doors, your computer doors that is, to folks from sister churches who may not have the availability of virtual worship. By publicizing the zoom link you've opened your doors to a Florida family I know as well as a member of another church who was quarantining due to the COVID exposure she encountered at the school where she works. While there are many questions out there with regard to, do we or don't we continue virtual worship, I think I am leaning to the affirmative side. You just don't know who you're reaching. Furthermore, that might be what brings them to your doorstep.
A week after Easter in 2020 Yaphank was doing drive-in church as well as Facebook in the church's backyard. Prior to worship, I went out to wave to some folks and one person said there was a woman in the car in the parking lot. Thinking she may be looking for the AA meeting I went over to her car. She said no she was just thinking about coming in to worship. We had a nice conversation and I explained that we weren't reopened yet but she could tune her radio to FM 88.9 to hear the worship service. I then went in a got her on of the bulletins I had printed "in case." After the worship several of the others got out of their cars and went over to speak with her, at a safe distance of course. She came back the next week and on the Sunday we re-opened she joined the church. You see, the pastor isn't the only face of the church!
If you're reading this and haven't been to worship in years—please know you are welcome here. If you are hesitant, nervous, or uncertain—you are welcome. If you find you have doubts—you are welcome. If you are curious or would like to just learn a bit more about God and Jesus Christ,—you are welcome. There's much we can learn together.
Whomever you are, wherever you are on your life's journey, you are welcome. We look forward to welcoming you.
Shalom,
Glorya

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

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Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
September 5, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of Old South Haven Church,

Please join us this coming Sunday for Church either live in the church or on Zoom.  The Bulletin and Prayer Joys and Concerns are attached. 

This coming Sunday is Communion.

I am looking forward to seeing you this coming Sunday.

Linda


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Saturday, August 28, 2021

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
August 28, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of Old South Haven Church,

It was especially nice to see so many of you join our modified church service on Zoom last Sunday during the hurricane.  I hope all of you had minimal problems from the storm.
Note from Richard Thomas: " ... it wasn't the first time Old South Haven has canceled a service due to a hurricane. We canceled church for Sunday, 28 Aug 2011, for Hurricane Irene. John took pictures in 2011. You can see what it looked like after Hurricane Irene here: http://brookhavensouthhaven.blogspot.com/2011/09/better-late-than-never-hurricane-irene.html
We will again have a live and virtual service tomorrow.  We will be using the bulletin from last Sunday.  The link for joining the Zoom service is below.

See you tomorrow at 10:30 AM!

Linda


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Saturday, August 21, 2021

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
August 8,2021 - 10:30 a.m.
11th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday Worship has been cancelled for this Sunday, August 22.
There will be a Zoom GATHERING at 10:30AM with prayers, scripture, and sharing.
The login for the Zoom meeting starts at 10:15 AM

Dear Members and Friends of Old South Haven Church,

Live church is cancelled this Sunday because of the storm.

We will try to have a Zoom service at 10:30 AM.  The link is below and the bulletin is attached.  As I said we will try. It all depends on electricity and/or internet.

Hopefully, we will see each other on Zoom tomorrow ; but if not, please be safe.

Linda
August 17, 2021
Dear Friends,

I received this email this morning from the PCUSA:

"The scale of the disaster facing Haiti after the Aug. 14 earthquake is becoming clearer. The quake and its aftershocks have left almost 1,300 people dead*, thousands more injured and an unknown number of people are still missing. At least 13,000 homes were destroyed and roads, bridges and communication systems have been severely damaged. This catastrophe comes on top of Haiti's ongoing struggles with endemic hunger and poverty, COVID-19 and continuing civil unrest, and as Tropical Storm Grace bears down on the region.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas through our established local partners and in collaboration with ACT Alliance and its members. The PC(USA), through PDA and together with regional World Mission colleagues, will remain active throughout the entire recovery process, accompanying our partners in the area as they determine long-term program needs and providing financial support for rebuilding and resilience.
The needs for the response will be great. God's people are once again called on to stand in the "GAP" — Give. Act. Pray."

*as I write this 1,900 people have died and over 6000 are injured

As I mentioned on Sunday, to make matters even worse rains from Tropical Storm Fred hit the island on Saturday night and Sunday-Monday Tropical Storm Grace dropped approximately 10 inches of rain on the island both contributing to mudslides making recovery efforts much more difficult.
Your Lenten gifts to the One Great Hour of Sharing, of which Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is one entity, is again at work. Also, PDA folks are on site working in conjunction with World Mission as extra hands-on-deck. If you wish to contribute funds you may do so online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.
Prayers, not only for those providing rescue but to those who've lost loved ones and those injured, are always needed. Therefore, I offer the following prayer from the Book of Common Worship for your consideration:
God of the ages, you have always been faithful to your people. Come to us now, we pray! Give comfort and courage to those who are suffering. Give strength and skill to those who are working to save and to heal. Give us your peace that passes all understanding in these moments of shock and sorrow, and open our eyes, hearts, and hands to the movements of your Spirit, that we might be comforted and comfort others in the name of Christ, our healer and our light. Amen.

Shalom,
Glorya

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Friday, August 13, 2021

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Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
August 8,2021 - 10:30 a.m.
11th Sunday After Pentecost

Reminder: Sunday Worship at the church now starts at 10:30 AM
The service will also be broadcast via Zoom.
Zoom Service opens a 10:15 AM


Dear Members and Friends of Old South Haven Church,

I again invite you this coming Sunday,  August 15th, for our live and virtual Church service.  The details for joining the Zoom service are below.

The Bulletin and List of Prayer Concerns are attached.  Pastor Glorya's sermon will be:  "Asking for Discernment".

I look forward to seeing you this coming Sunday!

Linda


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